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Town of Palm Beach COVID-19 Alerts

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July 6, 2020 4:37 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 7/6/20

COVID-19 STATISTICS

• Significant daily increases in new COVID-19 positive cases throughout the State of Florida have continued over the last week (over 41%). As of 4:30 PM today, the following information was provided by the Florida Department of...

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July 1, 2020 12:22 PM

COVID-19 Update for 7/1/20

REMINDER: LIVE AUDIO COMMUNITY UPDATE AT 3:00 PM TODAY

• Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. David Dodson, will join Council President, Maggie Zeidman, and Town Manager Kirk Blouin today at 3:00 PM to give an update on the Coronavirus situation and...

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June 29, 2020 12:58 PM

COVID-19 Update for 6/29/20

COVID-19 CASES SPIKING

• The increase in new COVID-19 positive cases has continued to significantly climb over the last week (nearly 70%), which is putting stress on our hospital resources, as ICU bed availability is significantly reduced county-wide,...

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June 25, 2020 2:46 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 6/25/20

PALM BEACH COUNTY ORDER 2020-12: MANDATORY FACIAL COVERINGS

• Effective today, facial coverings are required to be worn by all persons within the county (including the Town of Palm Beach) while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or...

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June 22, 2020 1:32 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 6/22/20

COVID-19 STATISTICS

• The sharp increase in reported new COVID-19 cases over the last 10 days, especially in Palm Beach County, is concerning. The rise in cases within Palm Beach County is putting stress on our hospital resources, as ICU bed...

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June 18, 2020 5:41 PM

COVID-19 Notice 06/18/20

Per Town of Palm Beach Emergency Order 2020-02, facial coverings are strongly encouraged in public places. As the Town monitors rises in reported COVID-19 cases, the possibility of an updated order mandating facial coverings exists. Please utilize...

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June 12, 2020 2:22 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 6/12/20

COVID-19 STATISTICS

• As of 2:00 PM today, the following information was provided by the Florida Department of Health.

 33 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach, with 2 deaths.
 8,094 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County (18% increase from 1 week...

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June 5, 2020 1:32 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 6/5/20

STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-139

Executive Order Number 20-139, which is effective today, initiated Phase 2 re-opening steps for most of the state. Miami/Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were excluded and remains in Phase 1 until noticed otherwise...

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May 28, 2020 3:15 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 5/28/20

COVID-19 STATISTICS

• As of 3:00 PM today, the following information was provided by the Florida Department of Health.

 31 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach, with 2 deaths.
 5,448 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County, with 327 deaths.
...

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May 20, 2020 4:33 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 5/20/20

CURFEW HOURS MODIFIED

• By order of the Chief of Police, effective Thursday, May 21, curfew hours will be in effect from Midnight – 6:00 AM, to provide restaurants and other businesses permitted to re-open under the Governor’s Phase 1 plan an extra hour...

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May 18, 2020 5:31 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 5/18/20

FULL PHASE 1 REOPENING: STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-123

• Per State Executive Order No. 20-123, effective May 18, Governor DeSantis ordered a Full Phase 1 Reopening of most of the state, including Palm Beach County. This Executive Order approves the...

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May 15, 2020 4:08 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 5/15/20

SUMMARY OF TOWN COUNCIL APPROVALS ON MAY 13

• Local State of Emergency Declaration extended until June 9.

• Continue curfew hours from 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM until June 9, which may be further extended at that time.

• Reopen beaches on May 26 for active...

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May 11, 2020 2:21 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 5/11/20

CURFEW HOURS MODIFIED

• Effective today, curfew hours will be in effect from 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM, to ensure restaurants and other businesses permitted to re-open under the Governor’s Phase 1 plan have sufficient time for patrons and employees to return to...

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May 9, 2020 11:38 AM

COVID-19 Update for 5/9/20

STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-112

• On May 4, the State of Florida initiated “Phase 1 Recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic per Executive Order No. 20-112. The order initially excluded Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade counties, but at the request of...

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April 30, 2020 12:28 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/30/20

• STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-112 was issued yesterday by Governor Ron DeSantis, outlining Phase 1 plans for Florida’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. Although much of EO 20-112, which is goes into effect on Monday, May 4, DOES NOT apply to...

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April 28, 2020 12:03 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/28/20

• EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2020-5, issued yesterday by Palm Beach County, outlines requirements (including CDC guidelines) for the reopening of boating and marine activities, golf courses, public parks and natural areas, tennis courts, and community pools. ...

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April 22, 2020 12:50 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/22/20

• Please join Town Manager Kirk Blouin this afternoon at 3:00PM for a Community update on the Coronavirus situation. Along with the update, Mr. Blouin and members of his team will speak about our planning efforts to ensure the Town is prepared to react...

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April 17, 2020 12:50 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/17/20

• Starting today, daily COVID-19 Alerts will cease and will only be issued as needed. The Frequently Asked Questions on the Town’s COVID-19 webpage will continue to be updated as new questions are answered.

• Council President, Maggie Zeidman, will join...

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April 16, 2020 1:47 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/16/20

• The Palm Beach Police and Fire Foundation will be distributing 6 surgical masks to Town of Palm Beach residents, WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCY, to assist in compliance with the emergency order issued by the Town of Palm Beach and Palm Beach County that...

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April 15, 2020 3:26 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/15/20

• In an effort to help residents comply with the emergency order issued by the Town of Palm Beach and Palm Beach County that "strongly encourages the use of facial coverings while in any public place," the Palm Beach Police and Fire Foundation will...

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April 14, 2020 1:00 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/14/20

• Please join us today for the Town Manager’s COVID-19 audio update at 3:00PM, which can be accessed from the Town’s website. Questions for the Town can be sent to questions@townofpalmbeach.com. The next scheduled update will be Friday, April 17 at...

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April 13, 2020 3:37 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/13/20

• The next scheduled live COVID-19 update from the Town Manager will take place tomorrow, April 14 at 3:00PM, which is accessible from the Town’s website. Questions can be sent to questions@townofpalmbeach.com. Archived audio from previous updates can be...

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April 12, 2020 11:52 AM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/12/20

• Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order No. 2020-04 – a directive to wear facial covers. The order, which can be viewed in its entirety by clicking on the link at the end of this alert, goes into effect at 12:01AM tonight.

o It states that all...

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April 11, 2020 11:35 AM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/11/20

• The Town of Palm Beach has issued Emergency Order No. 2020-02, strongly encouraging the use of facial coverings by residents, employees and visitors. The order goes into effect at 12:01AM on April 13, 2020. A copy can be downloaded by clicking the link...

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April 10, 2020 4:04 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/10/20

• As acknowledged by Mayor Gail Coniglio in her Shiny Sheet letter to the community on March 15, we have and will continue to experience a high degree of anxiety and concern as we respond to the COVID-19 situation. In her letter, she called for a calm...

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April 9, 2020 12:37 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/9/20

• In an effort to minimize risk of COVID-19 infection among staff, elected officials and residents, the April Regular Council and Development Review meetings have been combined to take place electronically on April 15. The Regular meeting will begin at...

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April 8, 2020 4:53 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE #2 of 2 for 4/8/20

• The following numbers have been provided by the Florida Department of Health as of 4:30PM today. Please note that these numbers lag and are not in real time.

 16 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach, with 2 deaths.
 1,206 confirmed cases in...

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April 8, 2020 11:34 AM

COVID-19 UPDATE #1 of 2 for 4/8/20

• Town Manager, Kirk Blouin, and members of his team will provide an update on the COVID-19 outbreak at 3:00PM today, via live audio stream from the Town’s website. Questions can be sent to questions@townofpalmbeach.com. Archived audio from previous...

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April 7, 2020 12:57 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/7/20

• The Town would like to remind everyone to beware of COVID-19 scams. The Town is not soliciting donations by phone calls. Residents should be wary of calls and emails from unknown sources, or sources posing as the Town.

• The Town learned today that...

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April 6, 2020 5:33 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE #2 of 2 for 4/6/20

• The Town has strongly encouraged the management of Publix to implement additional solutions to ensure compliance with CDC social distancing guidelines for their customers and workers.

o We have asked that they safely limit the number of people who...

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April 6, 2020 12:46 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE #1 of 2 for 4/6/20

• Town Manager, Kirk Blouin, and members of his team will provide an update on the COVID-19 outbreak at 3:00PM today, via live audio stream from the Town’s website. Questions can be sent to questions@townofpalmbeach.com. Archived audio from previous...

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April 5, 2020 1:30 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/5/20

• As of 1:00PM today and as projected, the number of confirmed COVID positive cases in Palm Beach County has almost doubled from 567 to 998 since April 1, according to reports from the Florida Department of Health. Deaths since April 1 in Palm Beach...

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April 4, 2020 12:19 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/4/20

• The number of confirmed COVID positive cases and associated deaths will unfortunately continue to increase in the days and weeks ahead. The peak is not here yet, so it is especially important for us to continue following the Statewide Stay at Home...

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April 3, 2020 12:54 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/3/20

• Council President Pro-Tem and Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Maggie Zeidman, will moderate today's 3:00 PM Town Manager’s Community Briefing, featuring Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. David Dodson. Dr. Dodson will give a brief overview of...

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April 2, 2020 2:01 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/2/20

• On April 1, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order (EO) 20-91 (Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency), also known as a “Stay at Home” order, and Executive Order 20-92 (Amending Executive Order 20-91).

• EO 20-91, which ...

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April 1, 2020 1:34 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 4/01/20

• Today’s alert is the 30th update the Town has provided about the Coronavirus outbreak and our efforts to mitigate its spread. Today is also the original deadline to complete the 2020 Census. The Town of Palm Beach has the lowest Census participation...

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March 31, 2020 1:17 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 3/31/20

• The Town would like to begin today’s update with a thank you to those who are abiding by the Stay Home - Stay Safe Order. Please encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to join you in helping us to slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the...

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March 30, 2020 1:03 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 3/30/20

• The Town issued an Emergency Order on March 28, titled “Shelter in Place – Safer at Home”, urging residents to stay home to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

• On March 29, Palm Beach County amended its Emergency Order No. 3,...

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March 29, 2020 12:00 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 3/29/20

• The Town is receiving numerous complaints about illegal use of public beach areas and the lack of social distancing, especially on the north end beaches. The Town is reminding everyone that all public beaches are closed, including the areas east of the...

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March 28, 2020 11:40 AM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 3/28/20

• The Town of Palm Beach Chief of Police has issued Emergency Order No. 2020-01, urging residents of the Town to “Shelter in Place”. Residents and visitors may continue to engage in travel to and from critical retail and commercial business locations, to...

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March 27, 2020 3:40 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 3/27/20

• A Special Town Council Meeting was held at 11:00AM today. During this meeting, Town Manager Blouin provided his daily community update. Daily updates will resume on Monday, March 30 at 3:00PM. The audio from this morning’s meeting is available from...

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March 26, 2020 1:49 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 3/26/20

• Palm Beach County issued Emergency Orders #2 and #3 late yesterday. Order #2 mandates all non-critical retail and commercial businesses to close immediately and provides a list of businesses and services that are deemed critical and essential.

•...

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March 25, 2020 1:27 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 3/25/20

• The Town has observed and is aware of groups gathering in public places and on private properties to congregate. This is incredibly troubling and irresponsible, and is not in accordance with social (physical) distancing guidelines of the CDC. To stop...

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March 24, 2020 12:11 PM

COVID-19 Update for 3/24/20

• Due to a significant and unsafe increase in activity on the Lake Trail, the following regulations will take effect immediately, as ordered by the Chief of Police of the Town of Palm Beach, in accordance to Section 58-41 of the Town Code of Ordinances: ...

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March 23, 2020 1:35 PM

COVID-19 Notice for 3/23/20

• As anticipated, the COVID-19 outbreak may be causing a lot of stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty of this evolving situation. This is understandable but the Town urges calm, kindness and respect for one another. We are all in this together and...

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March 22, 2020 12:25 PM

COVID-19 Notice for 3/22/20

• As of 11:30AM today the Florida Dept. of Health has reported:

o 59 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County, with 1 death. WE CAUTION YOU NOT TO MAKE FAMILY DECISIONS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED TEST RESULTS in the county, as testing has been very...

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March 21, 2020 1:43 PM

COVID-19 Notice #2 for 3/21/20

• All non-essential business should be closed as ordered by Governor DeSantis via Executive Order 20-70. Non-essential businesses include restaurants, bars, taverns, pubs, nightclubs, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, breweries, cafeterias,...

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March 21, 2020 12:08 PM

COVID-19 Notice #1 for 3/21/20 (Action Plan for Condos)

When a virus with pandemic potential emerges, it is vitally important for citizens to take steps to help slow the transmission throughout our community. In multifamily buildings where residents encounter each other frequently in the elevators, corridors,...

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March 20, 2020 2:07 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 3/20/20

• Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-70, requiring the closure of all non-essential businesses, effective immediately. Among businesses considered ESSENTIAL are grocery stores, gas stations, day care facilities and pet supply stores.

•...

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March 19, 2020 2:28 PM

COVID-19 Notice for 3/19/20

• Beginning today, Town Manager, Kirk Blouin, will provide a daily update on the COVID-19 outbreak from 3:00 – 4:00PM, via live audio stream from the Town’s website. After his update, questions will be answered. Questions can be sent to...

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March 19, 2020 10:57 AM

MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN MANAGER

Dear Town of Palm Beach Residents and Community Stakeholders:

There is voluminous information on COVID-19 that government officials are tasked with reviewing each day in order to make the best decisions for their communities. As the Town Manager of Palm...

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March 19, 2020 10:34 AM

Town Manager's Daily Community COVID-19 Briefing

Town Manager Kirk Blouin will conduct a COVID – 19 Community Daily Briefing at 3:00 p.m. March 19, 2020.

The purpose of the briefing is to provide timely communication to residents and community stakeholders as the Town takes actions related to the...

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March 18, 2020 5:02 PM

COVID-19 Notice #2 for 3/18/20

• THE TOWN IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGING ALL NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES TO CLOSE OR BEGIN PREPARING FOR CLOSURE IN THE EVENT OF A MANDATORY ORDER.

• SELF-ISOLATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY.

• PLEASE CONSIDER LIMITING...

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March 18, 2020 3:37 PM

COVID-19 Notice 3/18/20

• The Town of Palm Beach remains in a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and a TOWNWIDE CURFEW is in effect from 9:00PM to 6:00AM until further notice. This applies to motorists and pedestrians.

• Self-isolation is strongly...

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March 17, 2020 4:06 PM

COVID-19 Notice 3/17/20

• The Town of Palm Beach issued a State of Emergency Declaration on March 16 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

• To protect our residents from the COVID-19 outbreak and help “flatten the curve”, and slow the infection growth rate, the following are...

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March 16, 2020 5:26 PM

Recreation Department COVID-19 update

The Recreation Department is working closely with the Town Manager’s office in response to COVID-19. The Town staff continues to stay in contact with the State Department of Health, State Fire Marshal, and State Department of Emergency Management to...

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March 16, 2020 1:49 PM

COVID-19 Notice 3/16/20

• The Town of Palm Beach has issued a State of Emergency Declaration. This declaration clears the way for decisive actions the Town will need to make in the coming days in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

• To protect our residents from the COVID-19...

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March 15, 2020 1:47 PM

COVID-19 Notice 3/15/20

• As of this morning, Florida has 106 confirmed persons with COVID-19 and 4 deaths; Palm Beach County has 5 confirmed, no deaths. Remember there has not been across the board testing and many people may be asymptomatic while carrying the virus.

•...

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March 14, 2020 12:39 PM

COVID-19 Notice 3/14/20

• As of this morning, there are 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County and 70 in the State of Florida.

• The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline and email is up and running 24/7. Call 866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov with...

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March 13, 2020 6:04 PM

COVID-19 Notice 3/13/20

We know the COVID-19 outbreak has created great cause for concern, especially with this morning’s announcement that there are two confirmed cases in Palm Beach County. Rest assured your Elected Officials and Town Staff have been working diligently over...

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March 12, 2020 5:28 PM

Coronavirus Informational Notice 3/12/20

The Town continues to monitor and respond to the changes with the COVID-19 situation.

As of this update there have been 27 confirmed cases in Florida residents with 2 deaths. There are currently no confirmed positive test cases in Palm Beach County and...

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March 11, 2020 3:52 PM

Coronavirus Informational Notice 3/11/20

The Town of Palm Beach continues to actively monitor and adjust our practices in light of the novel (new) coronavirus disease called “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This coronavirus has now been detected in more than 100 locations...

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March 9, 2020 3:29 PM

Coronavirus Informational Notice 3/9/20

An information webpage for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been created as a resource to the community. Town Staff will be providing updates via Town Alerts under Stay Informed on our website. Click on the link below to visit the webpage.

January 28, 2020 3:26 PM

Town Advisory: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Update

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people similar to the flu virus. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China where the virus is spreading via person to...

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